Malcolm X was a pioneering figure in the black pride movement, and his life story is sure to captivate young readers. Readers learn about his life and legacy, from his childhood to the aftermath of his assassination in 1965, through age-appropriate text and detailed historical photographs. Sidebars provide additional information about this legendary civil rights leader, and graphic organizers clarify essential concepts. Malcolm X lived a life of outspoken activism. As readers discover fascinating details about his life, they also discover the importance of standing up for their beliefs and being proud of who they are.